Dutch speed skating success boosts Olympic ranking

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

by

    The flat landscape of the Netherlands makes it an unlikely place for excellence in winter sports. But the 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

    More success is predicted for the Dutch in South Korea.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Heerenveen.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.